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Frederic Eggleston presented his credentials to Chinese President Lin Sen (林森) at an official reception in Chungking on 28 October 1941. Sydney Morning Herald, November 12 1941

The Chungking Legation: Australia’s first diplomatic mission to China, 80 years ago

Under the shadow of World War II, Australia began to form its own foreign policy, separate from the British Empire. A legation in China was Australia’s third foreign outpost.
Moroccan foreign minister Nasser Bourita (R) welcomes his Israeli counterpart Yair Lapidis to Rabat, in August 2021. The normalisation of relations between the two precipitated the breakup of Moroccan-Algerian diplomatic ties. EPA-EFE/Alal Morchidi

Why Algeria cut diplomatic ties with Morocco: and implications for the future

In the last decade, Morocco exploited the lethargy of Algeria’s diplomacy and the paralysis of the political system to advance its interests, often to the detriment of Algeria
What’s on the table during Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Washington visit? Drew Angerer/Getty Images

What’s on the agenda when Ukraine president meets Biden?

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is expected to seek commitments from his US counterpart, pledging support in his country’s ongoing battle with the Russian Federation.
The US ambassador to the USSR, George Kennan, chats with a reporter in 1952 after the Soviets told the US State Department that Kennan must be recalled immediately. Bettmann/contributor/Getty Images

George Kennan urged American leadership and patience to counter the Soviets. Instead, the Cold War ensued

Kennan was one of America’s few true experts on Soviet affairs. He famously urged a “Containment” strategy to prevent Soviet expansionism, advising against military responses and arms build-ups.

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